Skip to comments.Franklin Graham Speaks Out Against School District's Sex Education as Being 'Poison/'Brainwashing'
Posted on 05/22/2015 8:13:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has spoken out against a Virginia school district that's weighing a curriculum change to its family life classes that focus on educating students on the "fluid spectrum" of sexuality, which would include teaching the concept that one's sexuality "evolves" throughout his or her lifetime.
The Fairfax County School Board will introduce on Thursday recommendations provided by its Family Life Education curriculum subcommittee suggesting that the school district teach middle and high schools students about transgenderism, gender identity and sexual identity.
According to a 28-page recommendation report by the subcommittee, starting in the eighth grade, students in the county would be taught that sexuality is a "broader spectrum."
"Students will identify that development of individual identity occurs over a lifetime and includes the component of sexual orientation and gender identity," the report states. "Individual identity will also be described as having four parts biological gender, gender identity (includes transgender), gender role, and sexual orientation (includes heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual). The concept that sexuality is a broader spectrum will be introduced."
In ninth and tenth grades, students would be taught that their sexual orientation could naturally shift throughout their lifetimes.
"Instruction will include that individuals are sexual beings from birth to death and that sexuality evolves from infancy to old age," the report added. "Instruction will include how sexuality develops throughout a lifetime and how sexuality encompasses attitudes, values, and behaviors. Emphasis will be placed on an understanding that there is a broader, boundless, and fluid spectrum of sexuality that is developed throughout a lifetime."
According to a statement provided to The Christian Post by Fairfax County Public Schools spokesperson, John Torre, a final vote on the subcommittee's recommendations will be held on June 25, after a 30-day public comment period.
After reading about the subcommittee's proposal in a Fox News article, Graham, who is the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took to Facebook to offer his opinion that the subcommittee's recommendations are nothing more than "poison" and an attempt to "brainwash" students.
"Can you believe these idiots? Gender fluidity? Here's an example of some of the wicked things misguided educators today want to expose our children to," Graham wrote. "It should make your blood boil that they want to brainwash our children! Teaching them that there is no difference between boys and girls is nothing more than a lie. We are different because God made us different. School districts should not allow this poison anywhere near the classroom!"
Graham further stated that Christians should see this is a reason to get more involved in local politics. He said policies and proposals such as the curriculum reccomendation are a result of school officials not upholding biblical principles.
"This is a great example of why Christians should be involved in politics at all levels in our communities, cities, and nation. Christians upholding biblical principles on school boards could help put a stop to outrageous initiatives like this," Graham added. "Let's fight back by getting the names of Christians on the ballots and working to make a difference for the future of our nation."
The school district voted earlier this month to add gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy, a move that Fox News reported had some parents upset. But now that the school district could be implementing lessons on sexual and gender identity that some Christian and conservative parents feel are not suitable for their children, some parents are outraged.
Torre told CP that parents would be able to remove their children from the family life classroom for lessons they disapprove of, just like the school district allows them to do currently.
"Parents have been able to opt their students out of Family Life Education designated lessons in the past and will continue to have that ability under the committee's recommendations - including the sexual orientation and gender identity lessons," Torre said.
Michael Gryboski contributed to this report.
the districts going to have a trans gender- in next week....but it’s okay because students can opt out,....this time..
Can I ask a stupid question? Why do we have sex education in school at all? There was a time in this country when there was no sex education in school.
Yes, I know the fears that kids will learn this stuff in the street or in the locker room conversations instead.
But, do we have more or less teen pregnancy since we have had sex education?
Do we have more or less VD than previously?
Do we have more or less teen sexual activity?
Do we have more or less homosexuality and sex identity issues since we have had sex education?
Is part of our problem with schools and lack of good education for students, due to issues like sex education squeezing out real education??? There’s only so much time in a school day and a school year. So it seems that sex education has displaced other issues.
All this is not simply a Christian issue.
We Christians should not limit ourselves exclusively to “God” and “Bible” reasoning, however truthful it may be.
The most hardened atheist — as long as he cares for his neighbor, his community, his society, and his state — should recognize the good, temporal, secular, natural, reasons for “traditional” views of sex, gender, and sexuality.
... in the public marketplace of ideas and debate...
Were I Mr. Graham, I would have hopped on that right quick and said okay, if this thing really evolves, what’s wrong with evolving it back to what God planned?
And stood back and watched the sputtering.
I say don’t hide the light. What we are calling secular reasons are witnesses to the wisdom of the plan, but never be afraid to point to the One Whom they are a witness of.
This is not Sex education, its is Sexuality education.
Sex education should take less than 1 hour. These are the parts and this is what they do. How hard is that.
The public schools have morphed into the Church of Liberalism.
Get YOUR children out of the government indoctrination centers - NOW!
It is what I have been saying for years——Sex Ed was and is a Marxist invention to intentionally destroy Virtue in children. Sex Ed reduces sex to an animal act devoid of mystery, morality, and meaning since children are too immature to understand the concept—it warps their desires and enlarges the Limbic area of the brain which reduces intellectual development (Rousseau knew that sexualizing children was destructive to the intellectual development)..
BTW, Marxists knew to corrupt children by destroying Virtue will create useful idiots and collapse culture. Socrates knew that without Virtue, there is no Freedom.
The whole system as the Catholic Church thoroughly understood prior to VII, that Kindergarten (German invention) was dehumanizing-—taking children AWAY from the Natural Family (protection of the people who should love and be their “teachers”) was EVIL.
The Prussian system was invented by the Germans like Wundt and Fichte to destroy Free Will (choice) and the ability to be critical thinkers-—programming system to control worldview (atheist, useful idiots who will believe “snow is black”).
The formative years “worldview” should NEVER be formed by people who do not care about your child—not be in conflict with the worldview of parents——and just try to see if teachers would care about your little johnny if they weren’t getting a paycheck.
Take your children and grandchildren’s minds BACK-—and habituate Christian worldview-—the most perfect, civil, egalitarian (not in the Marxist sense-—but in the legal sense) ideology (proven) on earth.
There is no “utopia” on earth and Marxism is to destroy ALL biological connections in children-—the only thing which humanizes people....love of a biological mother and father gives meaning and hope—connecting a child to the past and future for the transmission of Excellence/history, etc.
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